The Rabbit and the Shadow

Publisher: Book Island

This memorable picture book features a Rabbit, desperate to grow up, and an anxious Stag, equally desperate to look after him and keep him safe forever. Setting off alone, the Rabbit meets an angry Soldier, constantly at war and running from his two houses; a Cat whose recurring dream never gets to the end; an ever-curious Book; and a great Shadow lurking in the forest. In 12 short sections, young readers feel the excitement of becoming bigger, having adventures and striking out solo, as well as the fears and challenges involved in growing up.

Dazzling illustrations complement the warmth of this story, which touches lightly on independence, the unknown, fractured families, responsibility, fear, friendship, growing old and ultimately, love.

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